Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mon Oct 29, 2012

No reports of damage in Alaska from Saturday’s quake in BC. Authorities continue to search for woman missing for two weeks. House 34 race most expensive in Southeast. Results in for “school climate” survey. more

Group wants input to improve Sitka’s downtown


Since the start of the year, at least four stores have closed in downtown Sitka. Business owners have long expressed concerns about the financial health of Lincoln Street. Now, a group of Sitka residents hopes to do something about it. And they want your help. more

A lift for the crew of HMS Bounty

Coast Guard helicopter 6031 from Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, rescues fourteen members of the crew of HMS Bounty Monday morning (10-29-12) after the replica tall ship succumbed to hurricane Sandy. more

Bear traipses through neighborhood

Police received at least eight calls over the weekend about a very large bear going through trash cans in the Indian River neighborhood. more

Stardust Slideshow!

What an amazing community we live in! Enjoy the Stardust slideshow more by clicking on it to get to the Picasa website, then look for the full screen button in the upper left corner. Thanks for the great photos Bobbi Jordan! more

Stedman speaks to Sitka Chamber


State Sen. Bert Stedman made a pitch to keep his job to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 24. The Sitka Republican is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and is locked in a race with fellow incumbent Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon. more

Survey measures climate in Sitka schools


The School Climate and Connectedness Survey asked 66 staff members and nearly 450 students in middle and high school how they felt about various aspects of life in their school building. more

Search for Sitka woman enters second week


Sitka Mountain Rescue reports Lael Grant, 33, was last seen at a local store on October 15th or 16th. More than 40 people have been involved in the search for Grant, which began Oct. 19. more

Coast Guard monitors sunken barge in Sitka

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Coast Guard Sector Juneau received the report around 4:45 a.m. The Sitka Fire Department responded and set up dewatering pumps on the barge, but the pumps were unable to keep up with the flooding. more

‘Tour de Coop’ to show off local chicken homes

Chicken owners across Sitka are sprucing up the roost, in advance of Saturday’s “Tour de Coop,” which leads the public to homes that keep chickens. Jud Kirkness and Ellen Frankenstein tell KCAW’s Holly Keen about the tour and how it relates to Food Day. more